First of all: thanks to everyone for giving me such nice comments on my
guestpost at Baltzer Designs Art Journal Every Day.
You left me heartwarming and encouraging words, both on my own blog
as well as on Julie’s.
The word about FEATURING magazine is further spread due to Seth Apter
who wrote a blogpost on The Altered Page today about FEATURING and
the altered book collaboration he completed with Jill Zaheer. This project –
called ‘The Gift‘ – and a long interview with both artists can be found in the
inaugural issue of the magazine.
Sooo… some of you readers today might be visiting because you hopped
over from Julie’s blog or clicked on my name over at Seth’s… a special
WELCOME to you!
This is my personal blog and I try not to talk too much ”magazine’ or
‘workshops’ overhere… the links to the websites that give information
about all that can be found in my side menu if you’re interested.
Of course there will be some periods in time that the magazine or
a new workshop fills my days and those topics are on my mind, but on
other days I try to keep my readers entertained with personal stories,
poems (like a haiku every Friday) and my own artwork.
So, let’s get on with my own art then, shall we?
For the third year in a row, I create a spread in my ‘Chronicles’ art journal
every week. ‘The Chronicles’ is like a diary, and no matter how busy I am,
I always manage to squeeze in time to create and write on my weekly pages.
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 19
(Click to enlarge for a better view)
(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm – 9.65 x 14.86 inch)
I met my blogfriend Thinkie for the third time now, it’s becoming a bit
of a ‘ritual’ to meet one another for coffee on a terrace once or twice a year.
I printed the photo on thin, glossy paper (a left over from the printer’s office)
and covered it with mod podge to protect the image… it turned out that the ink
wasn’t completly dry and that’s why the photo looks damaged. I don’t mind
though… our faces still come out well and I think it even gives a special ‘grunge
feeling’ to it. As I teach my students in the workshop: Let it Loose!!
While typing this blog post, I hear rumbling in the distance for quite some
time now. It is becoming fiercer and the deep rumbling sound comes awfully
close now… there will be a thunderstorm in a minute or two and I better end
this post before electricity takes over my computer…
(Eeekkk… picture me with my hands on the keyboard and my hear straight
in the air… something like this:
Hmm, it doesn’t even look that bad.
Let’s not tempt fate though…
I’m outta here!
See you on Friday!